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Thanks to You, 50 Children in India Can Now Attend School!

19 January 2011 One Comment

Hi All,

This is just a little update for our currently active India Tuition project.

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The Mother of Anjali Show (9) Faces Having to Take her Daughter Out of School

As you may already know, we have been raising funds for needy children in Calcutta, India over the past year. It costs $24.50 to cover tuition fees for one child for one year. It may not seem like much, but for parents who only make $30-$90 a month, it can be a huge burden to keep their children in school.

With prices of food and other staples going up all over the world, more and more parents have to make the unfortunate decision to pull their children from school just to put food on the table. Of course, by then being denied access to education, these children have little hope of ever lifting themselves and their families out of poverty and the cycle continues.

But thanks to Aura’s House donors, 50 children so far have been given a second chance! We just received word from Vickie Wiedenmann from Children International that the funds raised for 50 of the children will be transferred to them shortly. They will then be sending photos and updates of children helped as well as of those still in need. In total we’ve raised to date, enough funds to send 59 children to school. We’re over halfway to our overall goal with just 41 children left to help.

Thanks as always for your support and we’ll post any updates and photos as we get them.

Best,
Kristen

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One Comment »

  • Heather said:

    YAY! Hopefully the remaining 41 will fund soon!

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